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Conrad, Joseph; Robert Shore, illus. An outcast of the islands. Avon, CT: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club, 1975. 4to (29.3 cm, 11.5"). ix, , 212,  pp.; 12 col. plts. $75.00
The TV personality, intellectual, and sought-after editor Clifton Fadiman introduced this edition of Joseph Conrad's second novel (first published in 1896), a story of isolation and love set in a tropical landscape. The edition was designed by John O.C. McCrillis and printed at The Stinehour Press in Lunenberg, VT, using monotype Bembo on creamy Curtis smooth-antique rag paper. Robert Shore contributed the => 12 full-page color illustrations, reproduced from his acrylic paintings by the Holyoke Lithograph Company.
This is numbered copy 538 of 2000 printed and => signed by the artist at the colophon. The appropriate LEC prospectus and newsletter are laid in, in the original envelope.
Binding: Bound at the Sendor Bindery in full cream linen printed in an all-over brown and black batik pattern, with the title gilt-stamped on a brown spine label.
Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 486. Bound as above, in original glassine wrapper and brown paper–covered slipcase with paper spine label; slipcase with spine very slightly sunned, wrapper chipped at spine head and foot, volume with minimal rubbing to extremities only. => A lovely copy, fresh and clean. (41672) Please RESHELVE This.
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